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on that side to five. hundreds of people in gaza are taking refuge at schools run by the u.n. palestinian refugees account for more than 70% of gaza's population. they were forced off their land after the 1948 founding of israel and during subsequent wars. >> translator: i don't think this place is safe because they attacked u.n. schools before and i just hope we'll be safe. >> u.n. secretary general and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton visited israel to lend their weight to mediation efforts. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> egyptian diplomats are brokering the talks. hamas leaders are demanding the israelis thrift their economic blockade of gaza. the israelis are calling on hamas to stop firing rockets and using other weapons. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the forces will launch a ground offensive if hamas fighters do not let up. >>> united nations officials say they have seen what they call an alarming trend in afghanistan. they say the consu
. the u.n. and arab league envoy to syria organized the truce and now admits it failed. now he's trying to rally support. he says china can play an active role in resolving the conflict saying cease-fires should be arranged district by district and local truces could then be expanded. he said all sides should appoint representatives to come up with a roadmap to political transition. brahimi made a similar push when he met with russian officials in moscow. chinese and russian delegates have vetoed u.n. council resolutions -- u.n. security counci resolutions to impose sanctions onhe syrian governme. >>> people in afghanistan will soon be heading to the polls. the country's election commission announced it will hold elections for a new president to replace hamid karzai in april 2014. the country's election commission made the announcement on wednesday. the constitution bans karzai from serving a third term. the head of the election commission expressed concern for the safety of voters. he urged taliban insurgents to take part in the election instead of trying to disrupt it with terror atta
program. catherine ashton met in brussels with members of the u.n. security council and germany. negotiators suspended the so-called six-party talks on iran's nuclear program in june. ashton and her counterparts issued a statement after their meeting. they confirmed they would start negotiations with the eiranians as soon as possible. they're demanding iranian leaders halt their nuclear program. scientists have enriched uranium to 20% purity. beyond that level they can quickly develop uranium to weapons grade. iranians want other negotiators to lift all sanctions. >>> the u.n. security council has strongly condemned rebels in congo who have seized the eastern city. a resolution adopted unanimously demands the rebels surrender their weapons and withdraw. the council met on tuesday after several hundred fighters from insurgent group m23 entered the city. the resolution calls for tougher sanctions including an arms embargo on the group's leaders and countries supporting it. the u.n. has already imposed sanctions on m23. the council says rwanda supports the rebels. the security situ
>>> north korea under the mi microsco microscope. a u.n. panel has done something it has not done before. the committee adopted a non-binding resolution that condemned north korea for rampant abuses of human rights. they say the u.n. is interfering in the country's internal affairs. the resolution stated what they called systematic, widespread, and grave violations of civil rights. they report to torture, prison camps and public executions and urged leaders to resolve the abductions of japanese and other foreign nationals. north koreans kidnapped at least 17 japanese in the 1970s and '806s and only five returned home. the ambassador said they are a global issue. the envoy rejected the resolution and called it a fabrication based on political motivation. delegates from china and russia made it clear they rejected the conclusions of the resolution. analysts with an american satellite imagery firm have other concerns. they s a recent photo showed increase activity around a missile facility in north korea. they warn authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one
president made his last plea to gain the support of delegation from u.n. member states. >> translator: i am hoping everyone's decision will give a birth certificate to the state of palestine. >> the assembly voted on a resolution to award palstines nonmember state. >> the result of the voting is as follows. in favor, 138. opposed, 9. abstentions, 41. >> reporter: an overwhelming majority voted in favor. among the minority who voted against resolution were israel and the united states. they argue that the palestine state hood should be negotiated between the two parties first. thursday's vote was a significant victory for the palestinians after their bid to gain full u.n. membership was shelved in the security council. being recognized as a state pal stain my exercise its new right to investigate alleged war crimes by israel. critics say it would the detrimental. it remains to be seen whether the new status will help achieve its dream of indepeence. >>> car bomb explosions rock two cities in central iraq killing 35 people and injuring more than 150. police suspect the attacks are aimed at sp
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. she said she'd seek to hold talks with north korean leader kim jong-un. she said the senkaku islands are not open to negotiation. japan claims the islands, south korea controls them and calls them tokdo. park showed a willingness to negotiate on the deal. the negotiations have been suspended since 2004. opinion polls show park is leading by more than ten percentage points. mo they are seeking to form a united front to defeat park. the two candidates began talks on tuesday and agreed only one of them would continue their campaign. the two camps say they plan to select a single candidate before the official registration period begins on november 25th. but a toggle war is expected as both men seem eager to stay in the race. >>> asian and european leadersg economic and political ties, but they spent a lot of time talking about territorial disputes in the region. the 9th asia europe meeting summit brought together leaders and cabinet ministers from 49 countries, including three new members, bangladesh, norway, and switzerland. he said he hoped the summit would help solve various problems
. >> the lead author of the latest u.n. report is kevin schaffer. he gave a briefing in doha, qatar, on the sidelines of the u.n. conference on climate change. the authors say permafrost contains huge amounts of carbon in the form of frozen organic matter. their estimate is 1,700 gigatons, twice the amount of carbon currently in the atmosphere. permafrost covers a quarter of the northern hemisphere including large parts of siberia and canada. the report says it could release as much as 135 gigatons of co2 by the end of the century. it warns of radical changes in ecosystems and costly damage to human infrastructure as well. >> permafrost tends to be hard and very durable, but when it thaws the ice turns to water and permafrost gets soft and infrastructure built on top of it can collapse. >> the report comes as delegates from around the world negotiate ways to reduce greenhouse gases at the conference. the scientists warn emissions from permafrost could start in the next few decades. >>> youngsters are at the climate talks to warn about the impact of global warming around the planet.
is not a halt to war. its demand is for its legitimate rights. >> u.n. secretary has arrived in cairo to join the talks. his spokesperson said he will visit jerusalem this week. that's to try to end the fighting. >>> leaders in asean countries are finding it tough to resolve territo territo territorrial disputes. the leaders met for negotiations with china's premier. leaders hope to devise a leading binding code of conduct for disputes. the issue should be handled without interference from outside parties. analysts say chinese officials are reluctant to enter formal discussions because any new rules could be detrimental to their interest. barack obama is spending the day at the summit. he will meet with japanese prime minister. they are expecting to focus on a dispute over the islands in the east china sea. obama is expected to push for a peaceful resolution in line with international law. >>> japan's prime minister has praised myanmar's rapid reforms. he's offered a development loan worth $600 million. noda met the president on the sidelines. he said myanmar has made steady progress in polit
an agreement. they both retired last year. they have been vocal critics of netanyahu ever since. he told the u.n. general assembly he could set a deadline of next is summer at the latestr iran to halt its nuclear program. >>> afghan leaders are preparing for the withdrawal of u.s. troops in 2014. government officials have begun a new program to encourage taliban soldiers to leave their posts and integrate into local communities. >> reporter: in the center of the province a ceremony is held for fighters who are renouncing their membership in militant group and reintegrating into society. >> translator: i have fought for over ten years. many of my comrades were injured. i'm tired of this. >> reporter: taliban soldiers who handed in their weapons received about $360 to cover living expenses. this is is equivalent to six months salary in the cotry. >> translator: the afghan government pledges full support for people who participate in the peace process. >> reporter: this ngo which is supported by the japanese government gives former soldiers work removing land mines and exploding mines are being acc
of north korea. one is the new regime of kim jong-un, was just one years old, needed to improve living conditions of the people. to that end, they wanted -- they may have wanted to have better relations with japan. that's one reason. the second reason for north korea diplomatically, the united states is a most important country. they would like to have relations, encounters with the united states. in order to pave the way to that end, they wanted to have good relations with japan as a precursor. >> what are the prospects for improvement in relations between pyongyang and tokyo? there are so many issues that need to be solved between the two countries. >> yes, there are so many. among them, most did i feel, important ones, there are three. one is abduction issues. number two -- not in the order of the priority, two is missile testing and nuclear problems. the third one, economic cooperation. those are three difficult issues or barriers. it's not so easy to solve those issues at once. perhaps it need time and endurance, efforts, special efforts, on both sides. out of them, perhaps most t
involving egypt, the united states and the u.n. business owners at a gaza market dusted off their shops in preparation for reopening. >> translator: the cease-fire will bring life back to normal and i thank god. >> translator: i don't have faith in israel. it could ignore the cease-fire. >> israeli military spokespersons say several rockets from gaza landed on their side of the border immediately after the truce took effect, but they say no more have come since then. some smaller palestinian militant groups didn't agree to the cease-fire, so they could theoretically continue sporadic attacks from gaza. hamas and israel promised in the cease-fire agreement to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks in the targeting of individuals. israeli ficials pledged to open border crossings and allow the free movement of people and goods. the conflict between israeli troops and hamas fighters began wednesday of last week. days of air strikes and rocket fire killed more than 160 palestinians and 5 israelis. >>> south koreans will soon >>> the u.s. ambassador is used to defending her foreign pol
, thanks. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to china's new leader, xi jinping. north korea state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% f
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